Occupational Therapy

Start Living Your Best Life

Our occupational therapy in Edison allows you to start living your best life from home or work, and other places. It helps you accomplish the tasks that you need to complete, as well as do the things that you enjoy doing. This could mean helping you get back to work, overcome difficulties learning at school, or play sports. Your occupational therapist will take into account your individual needs to develop a unique plan just for you.

Who else can benefit from Occupational Therapy?

Older people can also benefit from occupational therapy. OT can help them perform activities that they consider important, keep them healthy, and enhance their sense of well-being. This may involve creating solutions that help them safely perform activities by incorporating things like changes in the home, or walking aids.

OT even helps those who are reaching the end of their lives by helping them experience what they most value. Therapists can provide techniques and strategies that allow patients to conserve their energy for the activities that are most important to them. Occupational therapists can alter the physical environment of the patient to allow them to pass away at home.

What does Occupational Therapy treat?

Occupational therapy in Edison is a diverse treatment that can help with the following:

Neurological Conditions

OT therapists are experienced in working with victims of things like traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries. OT helps these patients increase their strength, range of motion, and visual perception.

Spinal Rehabilitation

Spinal injury rehabilitation is very much an individual matter, but OT can help minimize barriers, facilitate rehabilitation, and help patients regain independence.

Developmental Delays

Occupational therapy helps enhance cognition, motor skills, sensory processing, communication and play skills for children who have developmental delays.

In this case, the goal is to minimize developmental delays and assist families so that they can meet the special needs of very young children.

Hand Injuries

Occupational therapy can help you if you’ve been affected by common hand conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tendinitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Finger fractures
  • Dupuytren’s contracture and more

How does Occupational Therapy work?

Your occupational therapy in Edison will be a very individual thing. So your specific OT will be individually tailored to your unique needs. Your therapist begins by examining your strengths and the challenges you face. They then develop a program of activities and exercises focusing on the specific motor skills that require improvement.

For example, if you need improvement in your motor skills, your therapist might create activities that involve picking things up using tweezers. If you need enhancement of your gross motor skills, you might be provided with exercises that include running around an obstacle course, or jumping jacks.

If you need help with motor planning, your therapist might create a daily routine centered around getting dressed. They’ll help you learn the beginning steps and the subsequent sequence of tasks to be performed.

patient getting occupational therapy in Edison, NJ

Schedule a Consultation

If you feel that you or a family member would benefit from occupational therapy in Edison, please contact your local Backsmart Wellness Center provider today to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.

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